GERMANY NÜRNBERG 1 kreuzer circa 1695-1700 Religious


GERMANY, NÜRNBERG, 1 kreuzer, no date (circa 1695-1700 AD), Obverse: Christ standing facing holding globus cruciger and blessing, CHRISTVS EMANVEL, Reverse: John baptizing Jesus, DIS IST MEIN LIEBER SOHN, billon, 15mm, 0.75g, I found 2 references online. One calls it a “regular issue,” the other a jeton. Quality would seem to indicate struck at the city mint, VF

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The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of local autonomy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes, stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.